Olympus shows off the E-620


Olympus does a fine line in mid-range DSLRs, and this is the latest addition to the family. It’s the E-620, a 12.3-megapixel jobby with a 2.7″ LCD, that doesn’t appear to be a touchscreen. Akihabaranews suggests that it’s a cheaper alternative to the E-30 and E3 cameras.

You have the choice of aspect ratios – 16:9, 3:3 and 6:6 are all offered – and ISO goes up to 3200. Size-wise, it measures 30 x 60 x 94mm, and it weighs 475g. We’ve got not pricing or release date info, but I’d expect it to be cheaper than the aforementioned E30 and E3, which pegs it in the sub-£1,000 region.

(via Akihabaranews)

Jay's c-JAYS headphones are lightweight, but heavy hitters


The world of mid-range headphones has just got a little more cluttered with the release of the c-JAYS, from Swedish manufacturer Jay’s Headphones. They’re over-the-head jobbies and they come with three sizes of foam cushion, from small to whopping (whopping pictured above).

You’ve got to love that way that whenever technology companies invent something, they give it a silly name and acronym. In this case, Jay’s has invented something called the Elastic Multi Layer (EML) Membrane, which apparently makes things sound nice, and SGSCC (Single Crystal Copper) cables, which reduce distortions.

For those keeping score, that’s the second time today that an abbreviation doesn’t match up with what it’s abbreviating. I’m not a happy bunny.